As summer comes to an end, you should be getting ready to welcome your porch plant babes back into the safety and warmth of your home to avoid the too-chilly nights to come. But how do you make sure you don’t bring along any unwanted guests in the form of insects, and how do you avoid shocking your plants with the sudden change of scenery? Follow our guide to ensure a smooth transition bringing your plants back to home, sweet home!
Knowing when and how much to water your plants is the one of the trickiest parts of plant parenthood. Because overwatering and underwatering are equally tough on your plants, finding a good balance - the sweet spot where your plant is happiest - is essential. Let’s take a look at how to diagnose whether your plant needs more or less water, and tips for finding that perfect balance.
Spider mites feed off of materials from plant cells, and as they continue to damage your plant, leaves will become speckled, wilt, turn brown or yellow, and fall off. The spider mites target the ‘stomata’ of leaves - kind of like pores that regulate water retention in different environments - making it vulnerable to water loss. Eventually, when enough leaves shrivel up and fall from the plant, the plant can weaken and die. It’s possible to quell a spider mite problem, but it will require dedication.
Mealybugs feed by sucking sap from their host plants, weakening them. As they feed, they form the waxy coating over their bodies and secrete honeydew that attracts ants and can encourage sooty mold to form. Over time, the damage causes leaves to yellow and drop off, and will cause new growth to become stunted and deformed. Their population is only noticeable once it gets large enough, and grows exponentially from there; if left unchecked, mealy can eventually kill a plant. Read on for methods to eliminate this fuzzy menace from your plants!
Whether you’re transplanting your plants because you want to freshen up your decor or because your plants are ready for a much-needed refresh, your plants will be so grateful for the added space and nutrient boost that they’ll create lots of beautiful new growth! Here’s a few tips to help you transition your plant to a better and healthier living arrangement.
Fruit flies and fungus gnats feed on rotting organic debris in potting soil, so they’re a common problem for plant lovers. While the hovering presence of adults are just plain annoying, the larvae can cause some serious damage to root systems, so you definitely don’t want to ignore them. Read on for prevention methods and treatments for getting rid of fungus gnats and fruit flies!
Jeannie Phan (@studioplants)
shares her top 7 tips for preparing your houseplants to survive while you're off blazing trails or enjoying a relaxing vacay! Vacation is all about being stress-free, so preserve your peace of mind by using these plant care hacks.
Love this summer look as much as we do? We’re here to show you how to make a patio-worthy plant wall on a lattice fence of your very own. This easy, 5-step method, courtesy of Izabela (@theplantjunkie), will also work for patio or balcony railings!
Struggling with how to arrange your vertical garden using our Wally Eco planters? For starters, here's 5 layouts that are easy to achieve in any home.
The Wally Eco features a built-in water reservoir that feeds roots directly and can decrease total watering by up to 75%. But how much water do you need to pour into the reservoir, and what does correct watering look like? We’re here to help!
Since many in our community have used the Sol-Tech pendant lights, we wanted to see what the fuss was about - and we weren’t disappointed. Since we were working with one light that had to shine on all four plants, we decided to arrange our Espresso Wally Eco 4 pack in a tightly spaced offset pattern.
A quick visual guide to installing our Wally Eco vertical gardening wall planters on a brick wall.